Jump to content


Photo

Whats The Best Boot


  • Please log in to reply
83 replies to this topic

#61 ginger beard

ginger beard

    Extreme Hunter

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,266 posts
  • Location:sisters laundry basket.

Posted 24 September 2017 - 09:24 pm

people are always moaning about working mans prices for dogs then spend £2/300 and more on a pair of boots.


  • gnipper, Bosun11 and baker boy like this

#62 jiggy

jiggy

    Extreme Hunter

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,172 posts

Posted 25 September 2017 - 04:22 am

I can see Lidl or Aldi eventually selling gortex boots for under 100. I'd imagine it will eventually become the norm for all boots to be gortex.There would be a large market there for a work boot that would stay dry. They are already doing a waterproof sock similar to seal skinz for less than a tenner. I remember my dad getting a (new on the market)Coleman 1 million candle halogen lamp and 18 amp lead battery pack with metal case 25 plus years ago and it was 300 pound delivered to Ireland.Battery was very little different from any motorbike for 20 pound and lamp was similar to any headlight another 20 pound. Stick them in a different casing and put a fancy name to them and charge 8 times the price for the must have kit.

#63 Greyman

Greyman

    Extreme Hunter

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,696 posts
  • Location:Uk

Posted 25 September 2017 - 03:59 pm

If you are not a brand tart and don't mind trying something new just pop into go outdoors when they have a sale, they always have a big loss leader to attracked you in hoping you will spend more, the year before last I bought a pair of scarpa boots reduce from £150 down to £75 lovely boots, I also have a pair of north face boots that I got the same deal on they are great if your not moving much so I wear them when fishing and they are really warm, I will need a new pair for next winter so I,ll do the same again, three years for £75 -£25 a year if I get three winters then a year wearing them to work

#64 Dan Newcombe

Dan Newcombe

    Born Hunter

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 207 posts
  • Location:Scotland

Posted 27 September 2017 - 12:15 pm

My Mrs is in her boots 6 days a week from August to February and then most days beyond that. She trains dogs and works dogs on the hill and lowground.

 

She has Glockners, Lhotse (old Meindls) and Altberg.

 

Altbergs are ok but she never wears them if she can wear her Meindls on the hill. Just not as comfortable.

She does wear them lambing and gardening through so they arent uncomfortable just not AS good as the Meindl.


  • Bosun11 likes this

#65 Born Hunter

Born Hunter

    Quantum Reality Hunter

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 10,443 posts
  • Location:Lincs/Notts

Posted 28 September 2017 - 10:02 am

I've had the Lhotse ages ago and really liked them. I'd have another pair. Replaced them with the Dovre which I thought was awful fit and got rid. I now have Altberg Gamekeepers with the Svartz anatomic innersole which are by far the best boots I've ever worn. I've tried Altberg's new A-form boots too which I reckon I'll be buying next (with a set of svartz inners).

 

Meindl suit a lot of folks but going to the Altberg store and trying different stuff is great for anyone who maybe struggles with boot fit but wants the very best quality boot available.


  • W. Katchum likes this

#66 Accip74

Accip74

    Hardcore Belgian Ale Drinker, so there..

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,580 posts
  • Location:The Sonian Forest....

Posted 28 September 2017 - 10:14 am

I've had the Lhotse ages ago and really liked them. I'd have another pair. Replaced them with the Dovre which I thought was awful fit and got rid. I now have Altberg Gamekeepers with the Svartz anatomic innersole which are by far the best boots I've ever worn. I've tried Altberg's new A-form boots too which I reckon I'll be buying next (with a set of svartz inners).
 
Meindl suit a lot of folks but going to the Altberg store and trying different stuff is great for anyone who maybe struggles with boot fit but wants the very best quality boot available.


That's the way to do it. In truth most of us buy online, mainly because finding a place that has a good range of boots to try is so difficult. I can't think of one place near me. Plenty of outdoor shops selling a small selection of boots for rambling etc, but not much else........

I'm always looking at boots online, but wishing I could just walk into a shop & try the fcukers first!

#67 Deadeye18

Deadeye18

    Born Hunter

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 224 posts
  • Location:Chesterfield

Posted 28 September 2017 - 10:37 am

I like Lomer boots they're like slippers from the moment you put them on.

#68 Joe777

Joe777

    Extreme Hunter

  • Donator
  • 3,992 posts

Posted 28 September 2017 - 11:34 am

I've had the Lhotse ages ago and really liked them. I'd have another pair. Replaced them with the Dovre which I thought was awful fit and got rid. I now have Altberg Gamekeepers with the Svartz anatomic innersole which are by far the best boots I've ever worn. I've tried Altberg's new A-form boots too which I reckon I'll be buying next (with a set of svartz inners).
 
Meindl suit a lot of folks but going to the Altberg store and trying different stuff is great for anyone who maybe struggles with boot fit but wants the very best quality boot available.

That's the way to do it. In truth most of us buy online, mainly because finding a place that has a good range of boots to try is so difficult. I can't think of one place near me. Plenty of outdoor shops selling a small selection of boots for rambling etc, but not much else........

I'm always looking at boots online, but wishing I could just walk into a shop & try the fcukers first!

Even harder when you're a size 14 and my feet are not wide fit , bloody nightmare, danners are the most comfortable I've had , but wearing lowas now, bit heavy but should last well. Atb Joe

#69 Born Hunter

Born Hunter

    Quantum Reality Hunter

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 10,443 posts
  • Location:Lincs/Notts

Posted 28 September 2017 - 02:58 pm

 

I've had the Lhotse ages ago and really liked them. I'd have another pair. Replaced them with the Dovre which I thought was awful fit and got rid. I now have Altberg Gamekeepers with the Svartz anatomic innersole which are by far the best boots I've ever worn. I've tried Altberg's new A-form boots too which I reckon I'll be buying next (with a set of svartz inners).
 
Meindl suit a lot of folks but going to the Altberg store and trying different stuff is great for anyone who maybe struggles with boot fit but wants the very best quality boot available.


That's the way to do it. In truth most of us buy online, mainly because finding a place that has a good range of boots to try is so difficult. I can't think of one place near me. Plenty of outdoor shops selling a small selection of boots for rambling etc, but not much else........

I'm always looking at boots online, but wishing I could just walk into a shop & try the fcukers first!

 

 

It cost me 35 quid in diesel to do the 240 mile trip to the shop for a 25 quid pair of inners! LOL.

 

But was worth it and in addition I tried on a couple other boots and learnt a thing or two. They gave me a large tin of dubbing too. I wouldn't hesitate to go again.

 

Most folks wont need to and as you say will satisfactorily buy on line.


  • W. Katchum likes this

#70 Accip74

Accip74

    Hardcore Belgian Ale Drinker, so there..

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,580 posts
  • Location:The Sonian Forest....

Posted 28 September 2017 - 03:05 pm

I've had the Lhotse ages ago and really liked them. I'd have another pair. Replaced them with the Dovre which I thought was awful fit and got rid. I now have Altberg Gamekeepers with the Svartz anatomic innersole which are by far the best boots I've ever worn. I've tried Altberg's new A-form boots too which I reckon I'll be buying next (with a set of svartz inners).
 
Meindl suit a lot of folks but going to the Altberg store and trying different stuff is great for anyone who maybe struggles with boot fit but wants the very best quality boot available.


That's the way to do it. In truth most of us buy online, mainly because finding a place that has a good range of boots to try is so difficult. I can't think of one place near me. Plenty of outdoor shops selling a small selection of boots for rambling etc, but not much else........
I'm always looking at boots online, but wishing I could just walk into a shop & try the fcukers first!
 
It cost me 35 quid in diesel to do the 240 mile trip to the shop for a 25 quid pair of inners! LOL.
 
But was worth it and in addition I tried on a couple other boots and learnt a thing or two. They gave me a large tin of dubbing too. I wouldn't hesitate to go again.
 
Most folks wont need to and as you say will satisfactorily buy on line.

That's the sort of thing I end up doing. I much prefer the experience of talking to people & seeing for myself firsthand....;-)

#71 sussex

sussex

    Extreme Hunter

  • Donator
  • 4,021 posts
  • Location:southeast

Posted 28 September 2017 - 09:07 pm


I've had the Lhotse ages ago and really liked them. I'd have another pair. Replaced them with the Dovre which I thought was awful fit and got rid. I now have Altberg Gamekeepers with the Svartz anatomic innersole which are by far the best boots I've ever worn. I've tried Altberg's new A-form boots too which I reckon I'll be buying next (with a set of svartz inners).
 
Meindl suit a lot of folks but going to the Altberg store and trying different stuff is great for anyone who maybe struggles with boot fit but wants the very best quality boot available.

That's the way to do it. In truth most of us buy online, mainly because finding a place that has a good range of boots to try is so difficult. I can't think of one place near me. Plenty of outdoor shops selling a small selection of boots for rambling etc, but not much else........
I'm always looking at boots online, but wishing I could just walk into a shop & try the fcukers first!
Even harder when you're a size 14 and my feet are not wide fit , bloody nightmare, danners are the most comfortable I've had , but wearing lowas now, bit heavy but should last well. Atb Joe

Size 14 😳😳bloody hell Joe I thought my nephew had big feet with size 13 Mind He is 6ft 5 tall ..
  • Joe777 likes this

#72 W. Katchum

W. Katchum

    Extreme Hunter

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,783 posts
  • Location:here and there

Posted 29 September 2017 - 07:35 am

Iv swore by altbergs for years mate there gamekeeper boot is best iv tried
  • Born Hunter likes this

#73 Moorman 1

Moorman 1

    Extreme Hunter

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 707 posts
  • Location:**********

Posted 04 October 2017 - 04:45 am

I had Altbergs they leaked the first week I wore them and that was just in heavy dew. I sent them back they tested them and agreed that they were leaking and refunded my money. I don't know why they don't use goretex.



#74 mandog

mandog

    Born Hunter

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 279 posts

Posted 04 October 2017 - 07:47 am

Lowa patrol boot

Edited by mandog, 04 October 2017 - 07:48 am.


#75 dytkos

dytkos

    Northerner-in-Exile

  • Donator
  • 8,450 posts
  • Location:CORNWALL

Posted 04 October 2017 - 06:46 pm



I've had the Lhotse ages ago and really liked them. I'd have another pair. Replaced them with the Dovre which I thought was awful fit and got rid. I now have Altberg Gamekeepers with the Svartz anatomic innersole which are by far the best boots I've ever worn. I've tried Altberg's new A-form boots too which I reckon I'll be buying next (with a set of svartz inners).
 
Meindl suit a lot of folks but going to the Altberg store and trying different stuff is great for anyone who maybe struggles with boot fit but wants the very best quality boot available.

That's the way to do it. In truth most of us buy online, mainly because finding a place that has a good range of boots to try is so difficult. I can't think of one place near me. Plenty of outdoor shops selling a small selection of boots for rambling etc, but not much else........
I'm always looking at boots online, but wishing I could just walk into a shop & try the fcukers first!
Even harder when you're a size 14 and my feet are not wide fit , bloody nightmare, danners are the most comfortable I've had , but wearing lowas now, bit heavy but should last well. Atb Joe
Size 14 😳😳bloody hell Joe I thought my nephew had big feet with size 13 Mind He is 6ft 5 tall ..

Joes only 5 foot 4" :D

Cheers, D.
  • Joe777 likes this


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users